• Short Summary

    Thousands of people are left homeless after New South Wales floods.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Title reads: "Pathetic Return: Flood Aftermath". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.

    Hunter Valley, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.

    LV pan partly flooded houses. LV Partly flooded houses. Man in foreground wading through floods towards house.

    SV Travel shot two men standing in porch of flooded house. SV Man standing in gateway of flooded house. MV Man's head poking from lorry cabin which is submerged.

    SV Exterior swimming pool with floods in foreground. SV Flooded-wrecked houses. SV Men cleaning out hallway of flooded house.

    SV Man pointing to line on wall which indicates height of flood. SV Furniture, bedding etc. drying off outside house. MV Two men wiping furniture outside house. LV Yard full of furniture drying off. Man wiping cupboard in background. SV Ruined radio standing on step on house. SV Woman sitting by meagre fire.

    MS Little girl walks along road and picks up her water-soaked rag doll and drags it along behind her. MV People retrieving furniture. SV Little girl holding rag doll and crying.

    VS people collecting relief from the town hall. People are given clothes and other supplies. VS of damaged homes. VS of refugees being house at Greeta (sp?) army camp. MS of Vicar standing with group of children. VS of railway engine pulling coal train through floods.

    Possibly connected with 49/55 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:05:00 / 01:13:57:00
    UNSO Reel 063 D

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